Bad Day (Daniel Powter song)

Infobox Single
Name = Bad Day

Artist = Daniel Powter
from Album = Daniel Powter
Released = flagicon|European Union January, 2005
flagicon|Australia June 27, 2005
flagicon|United Kingdom July 25, 2005
flagicon|United States February 15, 2006
Format = CD single, digital download
Recorded = 2004
Genre = Pop
Length = 3:53
Label = Warner Music Group (USA)
Sony BMG (Europe/Korea/Latin America)
Writer = Daniel Powter
Producer =
[ Reviews = ]
Last single = —
This single = "Bad Day"
Next single = "Free Loop"
"Bad Day" is a pop song written by Canadian singer Daniel Powter. It was released as the first single from his debut album "Daniel Powter" (2005) and achieved a huge success throughout the world, topping the U.S. and Irish charts.

Music video

The music video is directed by Marc Webb and features two single people, a male (Jason Adelman) and a female (Samaire Armstrong), waking and going about their daily schedule. The video shows this happening over a three-day period, but makes no distinction between the days. The main event is the two adding graffiti to the same wall, separately, on each day, culminating in the completion of a heart. At the end of the video, life mirrors the image created on the wall, with the boy offering the soaking wet girl a red umbrella in the pouring rain, as a cab stops for them. Parts of it are shot in a split-screen. Throughout the video, Powter is shown with his beanie hat, playing his piano. The Metro Red Line subway in Los Angeles was used during the shooting of this video.

Critical reception

Billboard called the song "one of the great discoveries of the year." [Taylor, Chuck (2005-06-18), "Bad Day". "Billboard". 117 (25):72]

Chart performances

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"Bad Day" reached number seven on the Canadian Singles Chart; it was also successful in the United Kingdom, where it reached number two on the UK Singles Chart after it was used in an advertising campaign for Coca-Cola. [ [ "Bad Day by Daniel Powter Songfacts"] . Songfacts. Retrieved March 12 2008.] In the United States, it reached number one on the "Billboard" Hot 100. The song grew in popularity in the United States when it was used in the fifth season of American Idol in the farewell video packages for eliminated contestants. It was also featured in the compilation album "Voices from the FIFA World Cup" during the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

"Bad Day" has been certified 2x platinum by the RIAA in the U.S. for digital sales of over 2 million. The song was featured as a free download on the iTunes Store from August 2–9, 2005. It was nominated for a 2007 Grammy Award for "Best Male Pop Vocal Performance". [ [,2933,235200,00.html "FOX Facts: Complete List of Grammy Award Nominations"] . Associated Press. December 7 2006. Retrieved December 9 2006.]

"Billboard" named "Bad Day" the No. 1 Hot 100 song of 2006. [ [] "" ]

On the 16th July 2008, it was revealed by BBC News [ [ BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Powter song is 'UK's most played' ] ] that "Bad Day" was the most played song in the UK during the period 2003-2008.

Cover versions

"Bad Day" was covered by the fictional music group Alvin and the Chipmunks for their 2007 film "Alvin and the Chipmunks". Their version made the charts in January 2008, debuting (and so far, to date) peaking at #86 on the Billboard Hot 100.



ee also

*2005 in music
*2006 in music
*"Billboard"'s Top Hot 100 Hits of 2006
*Musical parody by Internet Sketch Comedy Show Moron Life Called " [ Overplayed] ".
*Musical parody by Eric D. Snider called " [ Not Fooling Anyone] ".

External links

* [ "Bad Day"] at YouTube


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